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Lobuche Peak Itinerary, Climbing Cost, Permit, Expedition, Height, Difficulty,

Posted By: Simran Subba , June 2021

Lobuche has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East, and is located near the Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche East is 26 meters higher at 6,145 meters. The Lobuche East climb is slightly more difficult than the Island Peak climb, but it is as rewarding. From the summit, you can see Everest, as well as Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Pumori.

The Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a 19-day adventure that combines Lobuche East Peak climb with the conventional Everest trek. This journey also will take you to some very popular spots in the Everest region, such as Kalapatthar, which offers a 360-degree panorama of Everest and other mountain ranges. In this walk, you may relax in the lap of snow-capped mountains.

Highlights of the Lobuche peak trek

  1. Ascending the breathtaking Lobuche Peak (6,119 m).
  2. Enjoying true Sherpa culture in one of the world's highest towns
  3. Cross Kongma La Pass (5535m) on a challenging trail.
  4. Views of the Himalayan dawn over the snow-covered mountains of the Everest area are breathtaking.
  5. Investigating the culture, traditions, and way of life of local Sherpa community villages.
  6. From the top of Lobuche Peak, you can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and many more snow-capped summits.
  7. The warm friendliness of the locals in the teahouses.

Overview of the trekking route

The Lobuche peak trekking route begins with a short 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekkers will traverse through green hilly landscapes, rugged terrains, and winter weather mountain foothills. The rapid drop will lead you to a little airstrip in Lukla, where you will meet up with the rest of our crew and eat lunch.

The next day, we begin our walk to Phakding and Namche Bazaar. We travel through beautiful foliage, admiring the surrounding mountains, until we arrive in Namche Bazaar, the region's commercial center. We hike from Namche to Tengboche to see the historic Tengboche monastery.

lobuche peak route

Furthermore, the lovely monastery has a rich cultural and religious legacy. The path next leads to Dingboche, where we acclimate to avoid altitude sickness before continuing on to Lobuche through the Kongma La Pass (5536m). There are several hard ascents and descents on the path. We go from Lobuche to Gorak Shep before arriving at the spectacular Everest Base Camp, where you can watch the majestic, Mt. Everest.

The path then descends to Gorak Shep before leading us to Lobuche Base Camp. We acclimate for a day before ascending the Lobuche mountain early the next morning. We return to the base camp after spending some time on the mountain summit. We then proceed to Namche before flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Height of the Lobuche Peak trek

Lobuche Peak Climbing is a thrilling excursion in Nepal's Khumbu Region. The Lobuche East Peak sits at 6,119m while the Lobuche West Peak is at 6,145m. This breathtaking climbing trip is suitable for climbers of all ability levels, including novices and veterans.

How difficult is the Lobuche peak trekking?

Lobuche is the most technically difficult summit in the Everest area. The hike to Lobuche East Peak takes 5-6 hours, and the day of the summit takes 8-10 hours. The path from Lobuche hamlet to Lobuche Base Camp is steep, rocky, and exhausting. Trekkers must have a high level of endurance and stamina to hike over the region's rocky and difficult surroundings.

Lobuche is perhaps the most technically challenging mountain in the Everest region. The walk to Lobuche East Peak takes around 5-6 hours, and the summit day takes around 8-10 hours. The route from Lobuche village to Lobuche Base Camp is steep, rocky, and tiring. To climb across the region's rugged and steep terrain, hikers must have a high level of endurance and stamina.

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Climbers must also learn how to utilize ropes, crampons, and cables while on the path. For beginners, the slippery frozen and frozen stone walkway makes the journey more dangerous. Even the most experienced trekkers might suffer from altitude sickness because to the high altitude. We have a specialized schedule that allows you enough acclimatization in order to combat AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness).

Lobuche mountain may be attempted by climbers of all ability levels, including novices and specialists. The peak climbing experience might be difficult for beginners, but with enough preparation and dedication, you may successfully summit the Lobuche mountain. With correct packing, planning, equipment, and coaching, you should have no trouble completing this stunning climb.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a condition that occurs when you are at a high altitude. It is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition that occurs when our bodies are unable to adjust to their environment owing to a shortage of oxygen in the air. Our bodies have a tough time adapting to the environment at high elevations because the oxygen concentration of the air is low. In most situations, it is more prevalent at 2500 meters above the symptoms.

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If you experience any other symptoms of Altitude Sickness except headache, just adjust your height. If your condition worsens, you should seek medical attention immediately. A doctor should be consulted. The best treatment for altitude sickness is to descend as far as possible. If you are at an extremely high altitude, just drop below 4000m.

Permits required for the Lobuche peak trek

Climbing the Lobuche east requires a peak permission, whilst climbing the Lobuche west requires an adventure permission. The highest altitude reached during this ascent is 6,119m.

The cost for Lobuche Peak trek

The cost of climbing Lobuche Peak is determined on the route chosen and the amenities available along the way. However, the typical fee for the 18-day Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary starts at USD 2280 per person. This price covers transportation, lodging, and additional expenses.

What season is best for Lobuche trek ?

Climbing Lobuche Peak is only doable in good weather. Unpredictable weather and strong gusts might make the summit ascent more difficult. The fall months of September to November, as well as the spring months of March to May, are perfect for ascending the Lobuche Peak.

Autumn has sunny sky and temperatures that are mild in the lower parts but cooler in the higher elevations. Dashain, Tihar, and other festivities take place throughout the autumn. As a result, you get the opportunity to learn about the region's culture. In fall, temperatures can plummet to about -5 degrees Celsius. However, if you are completely equipped with warm clothing and gear, you won't have to worry.

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Spring is an excellent season to go peak climbing in Nepal. You'll be hiking across the region's harsh terrain. You may also see the gorgeous Rhododendron-filled slopes, which turn pink and scarlet in the spring. Trekkers can enjoy the region's magnificent vistas in all their grandeur. During the spring, temperatures can plummet to approximately -2 degrees Celsius.

Furthermore, the winter season brings icy pathways, cold temperatures, and snowfall to the area. In the wet season, there are wild leeches, while in the winter, there are heavy layers of snow atop the Lobuche Peak. As a result, peak climbing in Nepal is not possible during certain seasons. As a result, the months of autumn and spring are perfect for peak climbing in Nepal.

Lobuche Peak Itinerary

Down is the listed and detailed itinerary for your 18 days Lobuche with Everest base camp trek.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1400 m)

Hello and welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. A representative from Asian Heritage Treks & Travel will greet you at the airport with your nameplate. After arriving at Nepal's airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation. On the journey from the airport to the hotel, you will pass by the Open Cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), the Royal Palace Museum (Narayanhity), the Garden of Dreams, and Thamel. Your hotel will be located in the heart of Touristic Hub. Our consultant will assist you and go through your trip plans with you. There will be ample time to wander along Thamel's street.

Day 2: Pre-trip meeting and touring in the Kathmandu Valley

We will also have a pre-trip meeting with your guide/leader after breakfast. Following the meeting, you could go on a sightseeing tour of several landmarks in Kathmandu Valley, including UNESCO World Heritage Attractions and other prominent sites in the valley. You will have free time in the evening to do anything you like. 

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800 m) and then to Phakding (2652 m)

You'll fly from TIA to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, Solukhumbu. The plane takes you above the Himalayas, providing you with a beautiful stunning view of the higher mountains, including the famed Mt. Everest, which stands there in all its splendor with its snow-covered top. When we arrive at the airport, our Sherpa team will unload our trekking equipment, and our guide will inform you and introduce you to our porters before we begin our journey to Phakding.

Day 4: From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Following coffee, you take a walk through gorgeous pine trees and then along the Dudh Koshi River, completing your nature-filled excursion at Namche Bazaar. After nearly an hour of trekking, you come across the gleaming Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on your right, as well as the peacefulness of pine, fir, and juniper woods. When the sky is fine, you could even see Mt. Everest looking over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Eventually move until you reach the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the region's primary trading town. On that day, you cross five suspension bridges, the tallest of which is known as the Hillary Bridge.

Day 5: Acclimatization

The day would be set aside for acclimatization. Instead of sitting inactive, health professionals advised that you be active and walk about even on your rest day. For this day, there are a few alternatives. You may either go about Namche or take a nap. Namche Bazaar is sometimes referred as as the Sherpa Capital. You may spend your time to acclimate, rest, and explore the area. Many climbers choose to get up early in the morning to see Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, and other spectacular peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park. Some might clearly grasp the immensity of the mountains by observing their shadows being cast onto the clouds above. As an energy source, salt-butter tea and Champa should be tried.

 Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m)

During morning, we will begin our walk to Tengboche. The walk will begin with the ancient, but still popular, Everest Expedition Trail. The trek is a winding smooth road that leads you uphill through a thick forest of rhododendron and gives a great view of Mount Everest (8,848 m), Thamserku (6,618 m), and Amadablam peak rising at 6,856m positioned directly at the east side of Mt. Everest. You are quite likely to coincide with the Himalayan flora and animals. Tengboche is well-known for its Buddhist Monastery (where daily puja is held) and its views. After arriving in Tengboche, take a well-deserved break at a nearby lodge.

Day 7: From Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 m)

We begin our walk early in the morning, heading to the picturesque traditional Sherpa settlement of Dingboche, which has spectacular views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Amadablam. Meanwhile, we shall take our time trekking to prevent being harmed by the altitude. Then we drop into the river and begin the ascent to Dingboche.

Day 8: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,710 m), then back to Dingboche

We'll stay here for a day to acclimate and adjust to the lower air pressure. We will go to Chhukung valley through the Imja Khola valley for a spectacular vista of the surrounding mountains, including Lhotse's huge south wall, before returning to Dingboche in the evening.

Day 9: from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m)

The route leading to Lobuche is scarce due to the altitude's environment. The route continues along the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine, passing through stone monuments commemorating climbers who died on adjacent summits. From this high vantage point, you will have an incredible panoramic picture of Mt. Everest. As a result of the altitude, some respiratory issues may emerge today.

10th day: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m)

You will continue your climb to Everest Base Camp at 5365 m in the early morning, the closest you can reach to Mt. Everest without climbing equipment along the Khumbu glacier. From Base Camp, the vista of the Khumbu Icefall is breathtaking. We return to Gorak Shep for the night after spending some hours at Everest Base Camp.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar (5,555 m) & Trek Down to Lobuche

It'll be another significant and satisfying day of the journey. You will begin ascending Mt. Kalapatthar in the early morning, a tiny mountain (by Himalayan standards) at 5555 m / 18,225 ft. The approach is difficult, but the climber is rewarded with a stunning mountain panoramic view of Mt. Everest, the highest point on the earth at 29,028 feet (8848 meters), as well as other summits like as Nuptse, Pumori, and others. We make a fast descent to Gorak Shep before continuing on to Lobuche settlement.

 Day 12: Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp (4,950 m)

The first part of the trek is rather straightforward, but the second part of the trail begins a tough rise to Lobuche base camp (4,950 m). En way, you will see breathtaking vistas of Tawache, Amadablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and other mountains.

Day 13:Trek to Lobuche's east summit and back to base camp

This morning, we begin our ten-hour ascent of Lobuche mountain (6,119 m). We can see Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and other peaks from the summit. After reaching the summit, we return to Base Camp safely the same day.

14th day: Rest day

Today is the day of the rest. You may go sightseeing and relaxing in the surrounding region.

Day 15:  Lobuche East Base Camp to  Pangboche (3930 m)

We descend to Pangboche after climbing the Lobuche summit.

Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

From Pangboche, we shall leave the hills behind as our descent leads us towards the mountains and back to Namche Bazaar. We'll return to Namche Bazaar in the later.

Day 17: From Namche Bazaar to Lukla

During morning, we shall continue your hike via Chumoa village, a lovely place to stop for lunch. After lunch, you'll hike down the river to Phakding before continuing on to Lukla. After a few hours of walking, you will arrive at Lukla, where you may rest and immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life. When we arrive in Lukla, we will reflect on our experience together as a group as well as the personal accomplishments of all individuals who participated in the journey.

Day 18: Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Take one last look at the mountains you've lately visited. Before 10:00 a.m., the aircraft to Kathmandu departs. It sometimes varies depending on the weather. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transported to your hotel.

Day 19: Departure

Our agent will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu. You will be informed and supported with your further travel plans, including a transportation to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private vehicle approximately 3 hours earlier your departure schedule, and a flight back to your residence travel destination.

 


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